Planning & Zoning



Notice is hereby given that the ZONING HEARING BOARD will have a meeting in Town Hall, 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA, on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.


1. 1875 W. Market Street
Appeal of Richard and Karen Orlemann for a dimensional variance from the Table of Area, Yard and Building Regulations to create a 3-lot subdivision. (Required width for a two family detached dwelling – Lot 2A – 50’, proposed 49.90’. Articles 1308.03, 1318.01, Table A-2, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 24,701 sq.ft. RM – Residential Zoning District

2. 1426 Stanford Road
Appeal of Alison Prosperi for a special exception to have a ‘Home Occupation’ massage therapy practice in the residence. (Articles 1302.39, 1306.2.c.4, 1325.07)
Record Lot – 65.71’ x 122’ Irregular RG – Residential Zoning District

3. 1610-1626 Best Place
Appeal of Anthony Builders for dimensional variances from the Area, Yard and Building regulations for the following: To allow construction of a seven unit condominium dwelling in excess of 2.5 stories; and to allow for 2 rear second story decks to encroach into the rear yard setback. (Maximum height allowed – 2.5 stories, Proposed – 3.5 stories; Required rear yard setback – 25’, proposed for 2 decks – 15’ and 20’. (Articles 1305.03, 1318.01, Table A-1, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 1.05 acres RS – Residential Zoning District

4. 701 E. Fourth Street
Appeal of Ronald Stauffer for a dimensional variance from the off-street on-premise parking requirements to allow for off-premise parking to increase the current restaurant seating from 12 to 40 patrons. (Required off-street spaces – 11, current on-lot parking – 0, proposed off-premise 12, Articles 1319.01.a.20, 1319.02.g, 1325.06) Owner has credit for 6 on-lot spaces.
Record Lot – 17.5’ x 69’ irregular CG – Commercial Zoning District

5. 1230 E. Fifth Street
Appeal of Angelica Saucedo for a special exception to convert a single family detached dwelling to a day care center. Also, Applicant requests a variance from the on-premise off-street parking requirements and offer parking off-premise. (Required parking on premise – 4; Current on-lot parking 0, Proposed off-premise – 2, Article 1319.02.g, 1319.a.28, 1308.02.c.1 refers to 1306.02.c.3, 1325.07) Owner has credit for 2 on-lot spaces.
Record Lot – 60’ x 120’ RM – Residential Zoning District

6. 3300 Linden Street
Appeal of Wind-Drift Real Estate Associates for a dimensional variance to locate a multi-family development sign within the front yard setback area. (Required setback – 30’, proposed – 5.65’, Articles 1320.07.k, 1305.03, 1318.01, Table A-1, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 2.9 acres RS – Residential Zoning District

All persons interested or those desiring to protest against the allowance thereof may appear and be heard. Plans for the above appeals are on file for public inspection in the Zoning Office, 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania during regular business hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM weekdays.